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Watercolors by Walla Walla Artist Debbie Bruce

Carolyn Henderson: Talk about Art


Winter in the Walla

For many of us, our exposure to watercolor is limited to the plastic paint sets our parents picked up at the box store. In less than an hour, the neat little ovals of 12 separate colors turned into a mass of mess, and that's saying nothing about what the painting we worked on looked like.

Lesson learned early: watercolor painting is not child's play.

But done by the right hands – those of a skilled and competent artist with hundreds, or thousands, of hours of practice and experimentation -- watercolor paintings are beautiful indeed: translucent, colorful, delicate yet bold.

"What is diff...

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